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Thursday, February 01, 2007

The Sex Lives of the Founders Part III

The Money Shots

This good looking dog is Alexander Hamilton. Our first Sec. of the Treasury, and the man generally credited with saving our economic system after the Revolution.
In 1791 he was approached by Maria Reynolds with a sad tale of money woes. Hamilton let his "Little head do his big head's thinking", and started an affair with the married Mrs. Reynolds, which continued for three years. All this time Mr. Reynolds was blackmailing Hamilton. When the whole tale was exposed in the press by Hamilton's political enemies IE Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. Hamilton wrote a pamphlet admitting the whole thing with the catchy title :
Observations on Certain Documents Contained in No. V & VI of "The History of the United States for Year 1796," In Which the Charge of Speculation Against Alexander Hamilton, Late Secretary of the Treasury, Is Fully Refuted. Written be Himself


That's three founders who have more in common with Bill Clinton than George Bush.

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